Brian E. Castle, 60, of Monroe, beloved husband of 23 years to Janice Castle, passed away with his family by his side on July 22, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a courageous battle with cholangiocarcinoma. Born on February 13, 1958 in Illinois, he was the son of the late Stanley and Patricia O’Brien Castle.
Brian grew up in Ridge Farm, IL and attended Ridge Farm High School where he played football (both offense and defense) and graduated first in his class. He continued his education at University of Wisconsin, Madison where he earned both a BS degree in Natural Science and an MS degree in Veterinary Science. Go Badgers! He worked as a research scientist and retired in April from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in Danbury after 27 years of service there.
Brian will be remembered for the delicious fried turkey he made each Thanksgiving, and for his famous smoked pulled pork. He was an avid fan and proud one share owner of the Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed travelling, especially the many wonderful cruises he took with Janice and Patricia. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and attending Patricia’s performances, of which he was so proud.
Along with his wife, Brian is survived by his daughter, Patricia L. Castle; siblings, Kent (Mary) Castle and Karen (Ross) Arseneau; brother-in-law, Gary (Debbie) Kunin; aunt, Donna O’Brien; and several nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends. Brian was predeceased by his uncle, Bob O’Brien.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, 220 Shelton Rd., Trumbull (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH). Interment will follow at Saint Mary Cemetery, Buckingham Ave., Milford. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 at CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation online at www.cholangiocarcinoma.org or by mail: Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, #150, Merriman, Utah 84096. To leave online condolences, please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.